Pimp: The Story of My Life

Pimp: The Story of My Life

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by Iceberg Slim
     
 

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The book that brought black literature to the streets is back to show the Hip-Hop generation what it’s all about, where they came from.

A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. This is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. A trip through hell by the one man

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Overview

The book that brought black literature to the streets is back to show the Hip-Hop generation what it’s all about, where they came from.

A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. This is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. A trip through hell by the one man who lived to tell the tale. The dangers of jail, addiction, and death that are still all too familiar.

By telling the story of one man’s struggles and triumphs in an underground world, Pimp shows us the game doesn’t change, it just has a different swagger.

Iceberg Slim’s story is now depicted in a major motion picture. The documentary, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, shows Slim’s transformation from pimp to the author of seven timeless books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451617139
Publisher:
Cash Money Content
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
58,971
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Pimp


  • APPLE, New York City

    BANG, injection of narcotics

    BEEF, criminal complaint

    BELL, notoriety connected to one’s name

    BILL, a hundred dollars

    BIT, prison term

    BITE, price

    BLACK GUNION, powerful, thick, dark, gummy marijuana

    BOO KOOS, plenty

    BOOSTER, shoplifter

    BOOT, Negro

    BOSS, very good, excellent

    BOTTOM WOMAN, pimp’s main woman, his foundation

    BOY, heroin

    BREAKING LUCK, a whore’s first trick of working day

    BRIGHT, morning

    BULL SCARE, blustering bluff

    BUSTED, arrested and/or convicted

    C, cocaine

    CANNON, pickpocket

    CAN, derriere

    CAP, a small glycerin container for drugs

    CAT, female sexual organ

    CHILI PIMP, small-time one-whore pimp

    CHIPPIED, light periodic use of heavy drugs

    CHUMP CHANGE, just enough money for basic needs

    CIRCUS LOVE, to run the gamut of the sexual perversions

    COAST, somnolent nodding state of heroin addict

    COCKTAILED, to put a marijuana butt into the end of a conventional cigarette for smoking

    COME DOWN, return to normal state after drug use

    COP AND BLOW, pimp theory, to get as many whores as leave him

    COPPED, get or capture

    CRACK WISE, usually applied to an underworld neophyte who spouts hip terminology to gain status

    CROAK, kill

    CROSSES, to trick or trap

    CUT LOOSE, to refuse to help, to disdain

    DAMPER, a place holding savings, a bank, safe deposit box, etc.; to stop or quell

    DERBY, head, refers to oral copulation

    DIRTY, in possession of incriminating evidence

    DOG, older, hardened whore, or young sexual libertine

    DOSSING, sleeping

    DOWN, a pimp’s pressure on a whore, or his adherence to the rules of the pimp game; when a whore starts to work

    FIX, to bribe so an illegal operation can go with impunity; also an injection of narcotics

    FLAT-BACKER, a whore who gets paid for straight sexual intercourse

    FREAK, sexual libertine

    FRENCH, oral copulation

    G, one thousand dollars

    GANGSTER, marijuana

    GEORGIAED, to be taken advantage of sexually without receiving money

    GIRL, cocaine

    GORILLA, to use physical force

    GORILLA PIMP, no brains, all muscle

    GRAND, one thousand dollars

    H, heroin

    HARD LEG, an older, street-hardened used-up whore

    HEAT, police, or adverse street conditions for hustlers

    HIDE, wallet

    HOG, Cadillac

    HOOKS, hands

    HORNS, ears

    HYPE, addict

    JASPER, lesbian

    JEFFING, low level con

    JIB, mouth

    KEISTER, derriere

    KITE, note

    KITTY, Cadillac

    LARCENY, to turn against by vocal condemnation

    LINES, money

    LIP, lawyer

    MACKING, pimping

    MARK, victim; sucker

    MITT MAN, a hustler who uses religion and prophecy to con his victims, usually the victims are women

    MOP, hair

    MUCKTY-MUCKS, a temptuous term applied to the rich and privileged by the poor and underprivileged

    MURPHY, con game played on suckers looking for whores

    NUT ROLL, a pretense at stupidity or unawareness

    OKEE DOKE, a con game

    OIL, pay-off money to the police

    OUTFIT, hypodermic kit used by addicts

    PACIFIER BULB, the rubber top of a baby’s pacifier used by addicts to draw up drugs through the eye dropper

    PIECE, measurement of narcotics; usually an ounce

    PIECE OF STUFF, one ounce of narcotics

    PINNING, looking

    POKE, wallet or bankroll

    REEFER, marijuana

    ROLLER, policeman, usually plain clothes

    ROUST, stopped, harassed by police

    SHAKE, extort

    SHEET, police record

    SHIELD, badge

    SHIV, knife, usually made by convicts from various objects

    SHORT, car

    SIZZLE, narcotics carried on the person

    SLAT, one usually refers to money or length of prison term

    SLUM HUSTLER, a phony jewelry salesman

    SMACK, heroin

    SNATCH, female sexual organ

    SNORT, sniff or inhale

    SPADE, Negro

    SPEED BALLS, a combination of heroin and cocaine injected

    SPIC, Mexican

    SPIELING, talking, a term used by older hustlers and pimps

    SQUARE UP, get out of the life

    STABLE, a group of whores belonging to one pimp

    STALL, an accomplice of a cannon

    STAND UP, to endure or survive

    STASH, hiding place

    STING, rob

    STRIDES, trousers

    STUFF ON, to play on or con

    THREADS, clothes

    THREE WAY, orally, rectally, vaginally

    TO PULL COAT, to inform and teach

    TURNED OUT, introduced to the fast life or drugs

    UPTIGHT, in trouble, financial or otherwise

    VIC, mark, victim

    VINE, suit

    WHALE, throw, usually applied to throwing dice

    WIRE, information, message, etc.

    YEASTING, to build up or exaggerate

    YELLOW, a yellow capsule containing barbiturate powder

    PRAT, to pretend rejection to increase desire

    PEEL OFF, removal of only a portion of money from a wallet or roll

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